TVU Networks deploys a new channel launch solution
MOUNTAIN VIEW, CA—TVU Networks has introduced a new 24/7 infrastructure-less channel solution, TVU, which allows the user to schedule live and VOD programs from a simple web browser.
The cloud-based solution can be used for streaming through traditional TV channel, OTT channel, pop-up channel, or direct social media distribution, all at the same time and without any additional infrastructure, the company said. .
TVU bills TVU Channel as a product that makes creating and managing channels as easy to learn as an online calendar. He also pointed out that a wide range of organizations can use it to produce specialty channels.
The platform provides extensive support for inserting announcements, including scheduled breaks, manual breaks, and full SCTE passthrough.
“It’s a game-changer,” said Paul Shen, CEO of TVU Networks. “Channel lets you launch and manage 24/7 live content channels from your browser. With a 24/7 fully insertable channel, all of your content can be monitored and monetized. We’ve even made sure that TVU Channel provides a log as it goes, which is crucial for advertisers. ”
Direct support from CDN, social media, and online video platforms (OVP) is available. TVU Channel also interfaces with BFX, Wide Orbit, and most third-party ad scheduling platforms, the company said.
Because it is cloud native, TVU Channel can be quickly deployed with no complicated setups or extensive training required. The browser-based interface can be accessed through any laptop or smart device from anywhere in the world with internet access.
Users do not need to be located in a physical studio, and the TVU channel can serve as the back-up primary control in the event that a physical studio is not accessible, TVU noted.
“This is the first in our line of products designed for continuous programming and not for individual events, like live sports or live news coverage,” said Shen. “The TVU channel is ideal for any organization or person wishing to create their own channel or even save their existing commercial channel. It’s not just for television. Radio stations, newspapers, magazines, churches, colleges and universities, amateur sports leagues, law enforcement and government agencies, and many other organizations could use TVU Channel to produce a specialty channel for their audience.
The TVU channel is billed progressively. It also easily integrates into the TVU Networks ecosystem: TVU Producer for multi-camera live video production and graphic overlays, TVU Search for AI-based content search, TVU Transcriber for closed captioning real-time TVU Grid for point-to-multipoint video distribution over the Internet, and TVU One mobile transmitter and TVU Anywhere mobile broadcast application for live video sources.
In addition, video can be captured on a mobile phone, fed into TVU Producer on a laptop, graphic overlays created in TVU Producer, commercials of any length inserted, and then transmitted to the channel for distribution on n ‘any broadcasting platform. It also works with other edge devices for ingesting live content via SDI / SMPTE 2110 / NDI, as well as output for traditional linear channels, TVU said.